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Going with the floe: Scientists to set up Arctic ice camp


October 4, 2019

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists have chosen an ice floe on which to begin setting up a research camp for a year-long international expedition to study the Arctic, Germany’s Alfred Wegener Institute said Friday.

After several days of searching, researchers found a suitable floe measuring about 2.5 kilometers by 3.5 kilometers (1.5 miles by 2.2 miles) in the Arctic Sea north of Russia that will serve as a base for the mission, the institute said.

“It may not be the perfect floe, but it’s the best one in this part of the Arctic, and offers better working conditions than we could have expected...

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